Double Lunch Productions Presents:
Telling Time, Lucas’ latest release, made its debut at #2 on the CKUA Charts, and remained in the Top 30 for over a month. Lucas was pleased to recently receive a 2015 WCMA nomination for “Roots Solo Recording of the Year” as well as a place on the Edmonton Music Prize Short-List.
Both of Lucas’ previous full-length recordings Growing Pains, and No Loitering, received Canadian Folk Music Award nominations for “Young Performer of the Year”. And, in November 2012, Lucas became one of only seven Alberta artists to win a Canadian Folk Music Award.
Telling Time, produced by Grammy winner Colin Linden, highlights Lucas’ strong songwriting, and very distinctive vocal delivery. Combining a seamless blend of folk, roots, blues and country flavors throughout, Telling Time has a Canadiana feel with an Americana sound. This recording illustrates Lucas’ unique sound and features the versatility of his tasteful guitar stylings filled with texture and dynamics.
The strong songwriting showcased on his recordings, and his ability to make an emotional connection with his audience has garnered him the opportunity to play high profile venues such as the Edmonton, Calgary, Canmore, Vancouver Island and Winnipeg Folk Festivals. These strong showings have also led to performances at The Epcor Center for the Performing Arts, the Arden Theatre and numerous Folk Clubs and soft seat venues across Western Canada.
An honest and confident songwriter, Lucas isn’t afraid to tread familiar ground with new eyes.
Born on the prairies of Alberta and raised on the land of her ancestors, Ella Coyes has been surrounded by the fiddle tunes and stories of her kin from a young age. This upbringing has moulded Coyes into an insightful, organic and honest young singer/songwriter. Her music is never to be kept in her heart, but instead to be shared amongst many. Coyes looks to give and receive the pain, joy, love and struggle of humanity with her audience through carefully penned, melodically focused songs. Her dreamlike state is grounded by her judicious vocal tone and uncommon vibrato.
Based out of Edmonton Alberta, Coyes currently frequents stages in and around the city, including Nextfest (2013, 2014), Kaleido Festival (2014), and SkirtsAfire Festival (2015), with artists such as Craig Cardiff and Andrea House and was recently granted the Youth Award at the St. Albert Mayors Awards. She is looking forward to recording her debut EP in the spring of 2015, no current release date set.
Few performers combine the lyrical heartfelt authenticity of classic country music with a steely eyed intensity that compels an audience’s attention like Calgary, Alberta’s Mariel Buckley. Amidst a sea of neon-Nashville superstars, Buckley offers a crunchy, roots alternative.
A veteran live performer, with an appearance at Calgary Folk Music Festival to her credit, Buckley deftly matches her stark and haunting narratives of real-life struggle with a brassy wit that sets her apart from her contemporaries in its fearlessness. Her strengths as a songwriter are exemplified by her self-titled EP, and full-length debut Motorhome, hailed by No Depression as, “a new Loretta Lynn, speaking her mind, joking, flirting, ruminating, like Loretta did on some of her classic songs.”
Currently in pre-production for a new full-length album, Stray Dogs with producer Leeroy Stagger, Mariel Buckley’s skills as a songwriter and performer continue to impress new listeners while her long-time supporters look on with an assured understanding that they knew the depth of her talents from the beginning.